Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus) - Endangered

Description: 15 - 25 inches. Western Hognose Snakes are brown or tan with darker blotches on the back and sides. The belly is mostly black, with occasional light patches. There is an upturned scale on the nose, which is said to look like the front of a hogs nose.

Similar Species: Some Eastern Hognose Snakes may be a light brown or tan color, but will have a light colored belly that is even lighter under the tail.

Age in years of Most Recent Record
75+ 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

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